Our team is now complete and everyone is excited to ring in the New Year doing something special!
In 2015, Nepal experienced 3 devastating earthquakes that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Thankfully, all 23 of the homes built by the Fuller Center prior to the earthquake withstood the disaster in pristine condition. This includes the 11 that were completed in Trishuli in the Nuwakot district, which was directly in the heart of the earthquake zone.
Currently an estimated 7.7 million people live below the poverty line in Nepal with only basic necessities. People are forced to take shelter in structures fashioned from any available materials, including mud bricks, stones, wood, hay and plastic. Families have very little protection from the elements.
The Fuller Center in Nepal is committed to serving families and making safe and affordable homes a reality in the community of Trishuli, where housing is now the biggest community need. Our team will be building a 300 sq ft earthquake resilient home which will include two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bath with a shower and a toilet. The home will be supplied with the capability of electricity, water, and plumbing. The foundation is often built into the hill side and constructed of rocks and cement. Walls are made from concrete blocks and are reinforced with rebar.
About the Global Builders Program
Global Builders is The Fuller Center for Housing’s short term volunteer program, sending teams on domestic and international home-building trips, where partner families help build the homes and then will repay the cost on a no-interest basis to help more local families. All trips are hosted by our trustworthy Fuller Center covenant partners around the world, who love having volunteers join them in serving God by partnering with the poor.
For more information or to join a team, visit https://fullercenter.org/global-builders/
About The Fuller Center for Housing
The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide. Their foundational principles include the beliefs that: We are part of a God movement, and movements don’t just stop. We have been called to this housing ministry; we didn’t just stumble into it. We are unashamedly Christian, and enthusiastically ecumenical. We aren’t a church but we are a servant of the Church. We are faith-driven, knowing that after we’ve done all we can do the Lord will help finish the job — something that requires us to stretch beyond our rational reach. We are a grass-roots ministry, recognizing that the real work happens on the ground in communities around the world through our covenant partners — so a large, overseeing bureaucracy isn’t needed. We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and believe that it says that we shouldn’t charge interest of the poor, so we don’t. Government has a role in our work in helping set the stage, but that we shouldn’t look to it as a means to fund the building of homes.
To learn more, visit https://fullercenter.org
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